Property Development Process

Property Development involves a wide range of activities and processes from purchasing land, building and developing high rise apartment buildings and everything in between. In order to be successful, you’ll need to educate yourself on property, the markets, economics, finance, town planning, the construction processes and the marketing of real estate projects.

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Property development guide part 13 - Working with your architect
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In this article, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole, explains the role of the Architect and how to work with them on your development project. Astute investors and property developers know that in order to be successful they can’t do it all on their own. They surround themselves with qualified and experienced professionals who can provide invaluable…

Property development guide part 12 — Enlisting the help of a town planning consultant
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In this article, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole Projects, explains the role of a town planning consultant and what you need to be asking yours.  Town planning consultants are professionals with a qualification in town planning or urban planning.  Those in private practice have usually been employed by local councils or planning organisations for a number…

Property development guide part 11 - Tackling the red tape
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In the following article, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole, explains how you might tackle the hurdles and requirements to get your development underway.  One of the biggest hurdles faced by any property developer – whether a seasoned veteran or a green beginner – is the bureaucratic maze known as the planning permit or development approval process….

Property development guide part 10 - Assessing your development's feasibility
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In this article, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole, talks us through the feasibility of a development project and whether or not to pursue it.  Undertaking a property development requires many months of preparation before you actually get to see your hard labour bare any fruit. As we’ve already covered in previous articles in this series, there’s the groundwork of…

Property development guide part 9 - Common risks related to development
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In this article, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole talks us through the risks involved in property development so you know how to manage them.  Many investors approach property development with rose coloured glasses, but in order to minimise your risks and maximise your chances of turning a good profit (remember you want at least 15 per cent on…

Property development guide part 8 - Increasing your chance of success & managing risk
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In this series article, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole talks us through managing the risks associated with property development to increase the chances of success. I’ve found that once many property investors who’ve collected a few properties in their portfolio, become keen to “dabble” in property development. They see this as the next phase in their career and…

Property development guide part 7 - Researching the perfect site
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In his continuing series of articles, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole, takes readers on a step by step journey through the property development process. Once you understand the importance of securing a development site in the right location and you have the big picture firmly in mind, including your target market, it’s time to…

A Cheat Sheet for those investors interested in getting involved in property development
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Are you interested in getting involved in property development? Maybe now or maybe in the future? As our property markets slow down, more investors are interested in becoming involved in property development as a way of “manufacturing” capital growth. What many would be developers don’t realise is that along with the potential of big profits…

Property development guide Part 6 - Finding the perfect site
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In the sixth instalment of his in-depth series on property development, Bryce Yardney, development Specialist at Metropole Property, explains how to source and secure the perfect site for your project in order to maximise potential profits. Securing the perfect property is critical for the success of any investment career.  Acquiring a piece of real estate that ticks all of the…

Property development guide part 5 - Financing your project
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In the fifth instalment of his series on property development Bryce Yardney, property development Specialist at Metropole Properties explains in detail how to secure funding for your real estate development project.  Before you commence any development project, it is obviously crucial to first establish how much you can borrow and how you will be able to manage all…